WATCH Jon Stewart Mocks Dov Hikind's Choice of Purim Costume, Response to Criticism

Hikind, a longtime and outspoken opponent of anti-Semitism, dressed up as an African-American for the Jewish holiday of Purim, sporting a basketball jersey, a wig of curly black hair and blackface.

Veteran New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind received harsh criticism of his Purim costume on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Jon Stewart" on Tuesday night.